Be Generous Toward The Needy
on June 5th, 2020
If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Is...  Read More
God Wants You To Be Debt-free
on June 4th, 2020
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you.Howeve...  Read More
Put That False Prophet To Death
on June 3rd, 2020
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if that sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, "Let us follow other gods" . . .  "and let us worship them," you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your...  Read More
The Eyes Of God Are On Your Blessings
on June 2nd, 2020
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess . . . The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden. But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take po...  Read More
Do You Feel Overwhelmed?
on June 1st, 2020
Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked. Cursed be the day I was born! . . . For He (God) did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave . . .  Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame? Jeremiah 20:13-18 One minute the prophet Jeremiah was extolling the praises of God. The ne...  Read More
Do You Have Fire In Your Bones?
on May 31st, 2020
You deceived me, LORD, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed.I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me.Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long.But if I say, "I will not mention His word or speak anymore in His name," His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones.I...  Read More
Our God Is Mighty And Awesome
on May 30th, 2020
To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.  . . . For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner living among you, giving them food and clothing.  . . . He is the one you prai...  Read More
There Is No Room For Boasting
on May 29th, 2020
After the LORD your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself, "The LORD has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness."  No, it is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is going to drive them out before you. It is not because of your righteousness or your integrity . . . but on account of the wickedness of these nations.  ....  Read More
The LORD Goes Ahead of You
on May 28th, 2020
Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to the sky. The people are strong and tall -- Anakites. . . .But be assured today that the LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; He will subdue them before you. And you will drive them ...  Read More
Remember The LORD Your God
on May 27th, 2020
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe His commands . . . Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down . . . then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the la...  Read More
Sometimes, The Blessings Come Little By Little
on May 26th, 2020
The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you. But the LORD your God will deliver them over to you . . . until they are destroyed. Deuteronomy 7:22-23. I can imagine the excitement of the Israelites as they waited expectantly to take possession of the Promised Land. M...  Read More
Blessings Are Contingent Upon Obedience
on May 25th, 2020
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.But those who hate Him He will repay to their face by destruction . . .   If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep His covenant of love with you . . .   He will love yo...  Read More